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Sietsema 70th

It’s a celebration of 70 years of marriage for Harold and Marilyn Sietsema. If you would like to be a part of this celebration, please join them on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at the Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. Cake and ice cream, coffee and punch will be served starting at 2:45 p.m.

Harold and Marilyn (Hamilton) Sietsema were married Jan. 8, 1944, in the parsonage of the Methodist Church in Milford, Iowa. No big wedding, no bridesmaids, no groomsmen, just the minister and two close friends as witnesses. Harold’s father was very ill at the time, and Marilyn’s parents did not approve of their decision toW-Harold--MarilynSietsema293 marry – sure that it was a mistake. But 70 years have definitely proven that to not be true.

Harold and Marilyn both grew up in Milford, and spent the majority of their marriage living and working in Iowa. Then, in 2003, decided to move to Rockville, Minn., into the John Clark co-op Senior Housing. The move brought them closer to their children, as all of them had made their homes in Minnesota. Their oldest son Terry was

living in Eagan until his death in 2007. Daughter Suzanne and husband Bob Lindbloom live on the Chain of Lakes near Richmond, Minn. And son Rodney and wife Joy live in Lindstrom. Harold and Marilyn have four grandchildren Jeff (and Sara) Lindbloom, Brian (and Kari) Lindbloom, Ana (and Mark) Hulzebos, and Glade Sietsema. They also have been blessed with five great-grandchildren Blake, Abby, Grant, Kaja, and Liara.

In 2010, because of dementia, Marilyn moved to the Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins, and Harold was able to move into a patio home right across the street from Hilltop. Harold and Marilyn have been members of the United Methodist Church in Kimball since they moved to this area. They treasure the new friendships they have made in the past 10 years, and would be honored if you could come and share some cake and ice cream with them Sunday, Jan. 5.